Monday, October 01, 2012
So, I have decided to begin a juice fast, hoping to go for 60 days. This is something I've wanted to do for a while, but I just didn't feel comfortable doing it while I was recovering from surgery. I've decided that now is a good time to do it, especially with my weight being so stubborn.
My goals for the fast:
1.) Lose weight. I would like to lose 30 pounds on this fast; however, I know that I may lose less than that, and I'm OK with that. I know that weight loss is not the only benefit.
2.) Help heal my post-surgery nerve damage. This will be difficult to measure, as my nerves have already begun to heal. However, I'm hoping that the high amount of nutrients will help my body heal faster.
3.) Get rid of my headaches. I still get headaches often, and bad. I don't know if it's just post-surgery, or allergies to something, or migraines, or what. Whatever it is, I'm hoping that juice fasting will help get rid of these headaches.
I started the fast yesterday. It was very difficult. My grandma was taken to the hospital around 9 am because she was experiencing what almost seemed like mild stroke symptoms. She's gotten a lot better now, but they still don't know what's wrong. I went to the hospital for a while, then had to work 2:00 - 10:30 pm. Thankfully, I had juiced the night before, so I was able to just grab my juices. I woke up with a headache that I've had since Thursday or Friday, and it developed into an almost full blown migraine last night. It was tough. I was also very tempted by the delicious coffee and food at work. But I didn't cheat, thank God. I did treat myself to a Tazo peppermint herbal tea, which I love.
My headaches a lot better today, more bearable. I did my C25K run, week 5 day 1, after missing almost two weeks. It was hard, but felt so good to be working out again. I'm working again tonight (on my break right now), so I made juice again this morning for Tuesday and Wednesday. It's a lot of work, but over time, I think I'll get an effecient system in place.
One of the girls at work tonight said "I brought something in for you guys tonight, I hope you like it!" And I thought, oh no, she probably baked something delicious and it's going to be awkward to refuse. However, I was DELIGHTED when she pulled out of her bag two stuffed full ziploc bags of orange and purple carrots from her garden!!!! How awesome is that!!!!! Thank you God!!!